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    A Wisconsin federal judge ordered a temporary halt to a $4 billion race-based federal relief program for farmers on Thursday.  A group of White farmers had filed a lawsuit arguing the policy discriminates against them.  Milwaukee District Judge William Griesbach issued a temporary restraining order, noting the White farmers "are likely to succeed on the...
    Loading the player... A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. In...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  A federal judge Thursday afternoon suspended a loan forgiveness program that issues relief to farmers and agricultural workers of color. Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District handed down a temporary restraining order after the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a...
    President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week it is poised to reverse former President Donald Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Act that helped farmers and ranchers avoid penalties based on arbitrary definitions of navigable waters that could apply to rainwater puddles, seasonal ponds, and other natural water formations.  DTN covered the reaction to the EPA’s...
    A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against White farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The program pays...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Here's a look at what's happening in Festival Friday.Now that Illinois and Chicago are fully opened, summer festivals and fairs are returning. That includes a Chicago favorite, the Old Town Art Fair.You may notice changes at other outdoor events this summer like the Old Town Art Fair this weekend which recommends pre-registration.It's...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported....
    A federal judge Thursday afternoon suspended a loan forgiveness program that issues relief to farmers and agricultural workers of color. Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District handed down a temporary restraining order after the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a lawsuit in April. The group alleged in its announcement that...
    Ninety-eight percent of the more than 2 million farms and ranches in the United States are family farms. These family farms produce 86% of the value of the food, fiber and renewable fuels that power the U.S. economy and help address food insecurity around the world. Everyone agrees that when U.S. farmers succeed, America succeeds. ...
    (CNN)Tricia Hill tears up when she talks about the emotional toll the water shut-off in southern Oregon has had on her family. Amid historic, climate change-driven drought, the federal government in May shut down the water supply from the Upper Klamath Basin on the California-Oregon border to protect native fish species on the verge of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It’s a welcome sight for downtown Minneapolis, as people are out and about again to enjoy the farmers market on Nicollet Mall and events in Peavey Park. Dozens of local businesses and street musicians are lined up every Thursday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the farmers market, which was canceled last...
    Ammon Bundy, center, organized the 2016 arrmed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and appears to be hoping to organize a similar standoff over federal water rights in Klamath Falls, Oregon, this summer. Residents of south central Oregon are apparently feeling a bit of déjà vu all over again as the specter of another Ammon...
    London (CNN Business)On a field in England, three robots have been given a mission: to find and zap weeds with electricity before planting seeds in the cleared soil. The robots — named Tom, Dick and Harry — were developed by Small Robot Company to rid land of unwanted weeds with minimal use of chemicals and...
    It's something straight out of an Eminem song - won't the real Maria Fernanda please stand up? The mystery woman who gushed over Vice President Kamala Harris at a press conference Tuesday and had the internet abuzz turns out to be NOT who the White House thought she was. At Harris' press conference in Mexico...
    WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Experts with the National Weather Service have ruled the land spout that damaged property on Monday was an EF-1 tornado, likely with winds topping around 100 miles per hour. The tornado didn’t cause injuries or claim human life, but it did cause significant damage to nearby properties in the rural...
    I can not make this stuff up. Although a study shows the federal government gave nearly 100% of former President Donald Trump's trade war bailout to white farmers, Trump allies are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture claiming reverse discrimination under President Joe Biden’s administration. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is listed as a plaintiff in the suit filed on...
    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the process of using ethanol in petrol will be expedited with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and restricting trust in foreign oil imports. It has set a target of consuming 20 percent ethanol in gasoline by 2025. He spoke on the eve of World...
    TIMONIUM, MD (WJZ) — It’s the time of year that farmers markets open up across the region. The Baltimore County Farmers Market is officially open, providing fresh local produce and products to the community. But it’s not the only farmers market opening its gates in the area. READ MORE: 2.9M Marylanders Now Fully Vaccinated As...
    Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market is returning to in-person Saturday markets beside Synovus Bank, 2 East Main Street. Opening day is Saturday, June 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Local farmers and vendors from Bulloch and surrounding counties will be at the market with all...
    An Idaho farmer has lost 54 lambs since April to a group of Bald Eagles that have been hunting them, Magic Valley reported. The farmer, Rocky Matthews, said he started finding dead lambs on his farm near Murtaugh Lake, Idaho, in April with puncture wounds that looked like they came from a No. 2 pencil,...
    A Florida couple on Wednesday was sentenced to prison for claiming to be farmers in a COVID-19 aid scheme, according to a statement from the Justice Department.  DOJ issued a statement on Wednesday that Latoya Stanley and Johnny Philus were sentenced to serve 18 and 30 month stints in prison respectively after admitting in a plea deal that they...
    TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ) — The Baltimore County Farmers Market at the Maryland State Fairgrounds starts Wednesday, rain or shine. It will run until 1 p.m. Local farmers and producers will offer fresh produce starting with strawberries, asparagus, spring onions and more. Meats, eggs, flowers, vegetable and herb seedlings, wine, cheese and other items also will...
    WINTERS (CBS13) — With 70,000 acres of sunflowers in California, mostly in the Sacramento Valley, the annual bloom brings throngs of tourists – and problems on private property. Ryan Ruiz manages the gardens at Park Winters, an event venue in Yolo County. Their sunflowers have always been popular READ MORE: Flying Ants Plaguing Galt As...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Call it food with a conscience. Family Dinner is an eco-friendly food delivery service that’s actually helping local farmers by minimizing food waste and maximizing production. Host Rachel Holt meets the former MIT employee using technology to help support local farms and the economy.
    Lebanese-US porn star Mia Khalifa has sparked fury online after mocking Israel in a tweet showing her drinking wine.  'My wine is older than your apartheid 'state'', she wrote alongside the images.  The 28-year-old has voiced her support for Palestinians on social media since cross-border violence between Israel and Gaza broke out earlier this month. The...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The workplace has changed as we've seen over the past year. As we emerge from the pandemic, change has also come to how we shop and seek the convenience of home delivery. San Francisco's popular Ferry Building Farmers Market is starting a new way for food lovers to get fruit and...
    Trade deals have remained unscathed despite President Joe Bidens direct attacks on the Trump administration because Biden knows they are successful, former President Donald Trump said Saturday. "We got the USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) done, which has been an amazing deal for the United States," Trump said Saturday during an appearance on Newsmax TVs "Dick Morris Democracy." ...
    'The impacts to our family farms and these rural communities will be off the scale,' said Klamath Irrigation District president Ty Kliewer. The water crisis along the California-Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic this week as federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers...
                        Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed General Counsel Kim Herman of the Southeastern Legal to the newsmakers line...
    Three years ago, I reported on the expansion of craft distilleries in Minnesota, including Far North Spirits, a small whiskey distillery near Hallock, a farm town of 900 people in the far northwestern corner of the state. Michael Swanson and Cheri Reese opened Far North Spirits in 2013 on the Swanson family farm after working...
    AN Australian farmer has sparked outrage after he appeared to burn mice ALIVE in a bucket. The video, uploaded on TikTok, show a group of men in front of a series of silos as they take it in turns to light up the rodent-filled container in front of them. 8The men are seen lighting...
    Billions of mice are running rampant in the Eastern part of Australia, and farmers are struggling to contend with them eating crops and destroying equipment. The rodents have found their way into farms, schools, hospitals, homes, and businesses, according to the Independent. “People are putting the legs of their beds in buckets or pots of...
    A HOTEL owner was left fighting for his life after catching a deadly disease from mice infesting Australia in a Doomsday-like plague. Trevor Hardie, 70, caught leptospirosis - a bacterial infection that is found in the rodents' urine - that could have killed him within a matter of days.  7Trevor Hardie was left fighting for...
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    Australia's out-of-control mouse plague could last for up to two years if urgent action is not taken to kill millions of the rodents, a farmer's association has warned. Xavier Martin, the vice president of NSW Farmers, said growers are now abandoning paddocks to the mouse hoard, fearing that crops sown there over the winter will...
    AUSTRALIA'S massive rodent army is now marching on Sydney amid shocking reports of people being bitten in their beds. Tens of millions of rampaging mice have sparked horrific infestations stretching 1,000km from Brisbane down to Melbourne. 8Tens of millions of rampaging mice have sparked horrific infestations stretching 1,000kmCredit: Facebook / NSW Farmers 8One shocking video...
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    HAYWARD — Is Sprouts Farmers Market a favorite spot for groceries? Are you a fan of In-N-Out Burgers or Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers? If so, there’s good news. The popular grocery store and fast-food restaurant chains have gotten the green light to open at the former Kmart at 26231 Mission Blvd., a property where six...
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    Angelica Alzona Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Bill Gates, in his journey from software oligarch to philanthropist, has managed to hang on to a personal fortune worth $127 billion, making him the globe’s second-wealthiest person. As...
    Loading the player... The High Hog Farm was established in 2014 by the Cameron family, who describe themselves as “returning generation farmers, stewarding the land and cultivating community. We grow together to make sure the food and fiber we put on our table, and yours is healthy and fresh.” The Cameron family left...
    epicurean/Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Growing up in rural Iowa in the 1990s, Isaac Larsen remembers a unique herald...
    FIREBAUGH — In wetter times, these feathery beds of asparagus would produce generations of tender green spears, reaching for the vast San Joaquin Valley sky. On Monday they were disked into the dry dirt, their long lives cut short by unreliable and expensive water. “It’s a really sad day,” said Fresno County’s Joe Del Bosque,...
    By Angus Watson and Paul Devitt, CNN (CNN) — “The only good mouse is a dead mouse,” Australia’s deputy prime minister declared this week, as New South Wales stepped up its war on mice with a plan to poison the plague infesting large parts of the state. For months, mice have ravaged fields and...
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    Ancient Roman baths dating back some 2,000 years have been discovered in the Andalusia region of southwest Spain. The surprisingly well-preserved structure, which still retains windows, doors and entire walls, was discovered under sand dunes in Cádiz's Caños de Meca beach. The baths were likely intended as a place for local farmers and fishermen to...
    Loading the player... The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency today published the first notice of funding availability, which makes loan payments available for eligible borrowers with qualifying direct farm loans under the American Rescue Plan Act Section 1005.  The support payments for minority farmers provide $4 billion for the USDA to pay...